Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 5 November 2019 Tuesday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 60% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 4 November 2019 at 10:23 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1778" and ∠1935".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2019 after 7 days on 12 November 2019 at 13:34.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 245 of Meeus index or 1198 from Brown series.
Length of current 245 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 27 minutes. It is 2 hours and 41 minutes shorter than next lunation 246 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 17 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 52 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠28.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠50.7°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
10 days after point of perigee on 26 October 2019 at 10:41 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 November 2019 at 08:37 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 403 210 km (250 543 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 060 km (251 693 mi).
3 days after its descending node on 1 November 2019 at 21:40 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 16 November 2019 at 08:48 in ♋ Cancer.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 2 November 2019 at 00:33 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.047°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.151° in the next northern standstill on 16 November 2019 at 13:52 in ♋ Cancer.
After 7 days on 12 November 2019 at 13:34 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.